Wall Mounting A Flat Panel Television

wall mounted TV

Buying a new huge diameter flat screen television can be exciting for any homeowner, but many times, when you get it home, you quickly realize that you do not have a spot to put it.  Many consumers face this difficulty, because they just don’t realize the scale of the set they have purchased.

Thinking they can place it on a low table when they get home, they’re going to realize that the table they were considering isn’t big enough to hold the television safely.  This can possibly lead to a catastrophe if you are not careful, which is one of the best reasons to install a flat panel wall mount.

Before starting ripping into the project, you should be certain that all the required parts were included in the kit.  Sometimes, especially when you buy lower quality mounting kits, you can end up with a box that does not have all the parts you need to complete the installation.  It’s better to find this out up front, rather than when you’re one or two hours into the project.

Step 1) Locate the studs in your wall.  If you’re not experienced with finding studs inside a wall, you may want to get a cheap stud finder to help.  Mounting the bracket onto the studs is vital for safety.  Heavy televisions could rip the mounting bracket out of your drywall if it’s not secured to the studs properly.

Step 2) Mount the bracket to the wall.  Once you have marked the position of the studs, and verified that you are going to be mounting to them, you start by attaching the wall side of the bracket.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and use the advocated lag bolts, if they are included.

Step 3) Mount the flat panel wall mount bracket to your TV.  Now that the bracket has been firmly attached to the wall, you’ll need to attach the other bracket to your TV.  You want to make sure that you have attached the bracket correctly, to avoid having your TV land on the ground one day.  Apply sufficient pressure to the mount once you have installed it, to ensure that it will not move around once the television has been mounted.

Step 4) Mount the TV to the wall.  Get someone to help you with this part of the process.  Lifting the television set evenly, you’ll want to line up the notches on the televisions bracket with the bracket that you have mounted to the wall.  It should fit very much like hanging a picture on the wall, locking the two brackets together.  Apply pressure to the top of the television when it is on the wall, to make sure that it will not fall easily.

Now that your TV has been safely installed on the wall, it’s time to grab your favorite drinks and snacks, and sit back and enjoy!

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